Kathy Ireland was the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue queen during the 80s and early 90s. I'm shocked that you hadn't heard of her.
The funny thing about the Partridge Family show and the fact that I never watched it is that I grew up watching 50s, 60s and 80s shows, but not 70s. I would often watch Nick at Night for Donna Reed, Dennis the Menace and Leave it to Beaver or Lassie... oh and Land of the Giants and Lost in Space on USA (is that even still a network?). All those 70s shows like The Partridge Family, The Waltons and The Brady Bunch never really appealed to me for some reason. I loved me some Webster, Silver Spoons and Small Wonder though... all 80s stuff.
It's also odd that I grew up listening to the local Oldies Station on the radio... 50s, 60s and some 70s. Looking Glass, Sam the Sham, Leslie Gore, the Big Bopper, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, the Beatles, Jay and the Americans, Elvis and of course Don McLean, just to name a few. I know the lyrics to so many of those songs it's scary. I'm not typical of my age, trust me.